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my takeout Diwali lunch
November 13, 2020 - 10:09pm

I recently had the opportunity to attend a virtual Lunch and Learn event about the major Indian holiday, Diwali. Last year, the on-campus Diwali celebration was one of the highlights of the academic year, so I was very excited to participate in more festivities this semester. Event attendees were given gift cards that they could use at a nearby Indian restaurant of their choice, so we could all share a virtual Diwali meal. Personally, I went with an order of butter chicken, samosas and the mango/yogurt drink, lassi (it was delicious). 

November 2, 2020 - 6:53pm

 

Challenges excite me. They push me beyond my comfort zone so that I’m able to realize what I’m truly capable of. They allow me to grow and stretch with lessons learned along the way. Making way for growth means saying yes to opportunities, including the ones that seem daunting at first. My latest challenge was completing a case competition in 24 hours. With a big yes, I registered and never looked back.

October 25, 2020 - 4:46pm

This past summer, I was a remote MBA intern.

It was an interesting experience, doing a virtual MBA internship during a pandemic. As expected, I learned a lot – about the field, about the company I worked for, about remote work, and, more generally about being a successful intern.

Some background info: my internship was Navy Federal Credit Union and lasted for three months during the summer of 2020. I was assigned to work out of the Florida office, but because of the pandemic, I never left home in Baltimore.

Outdoor study set up
October 23, 2020 - 4:08pm

In 2020, virtual is the new black. Classes, happy hours and even conferences have shifted to the new norm.

Those of us starting business school in this new norm don’t have another norm to compare it to. So, from what I can tell from this side of the screen, we’ve been making it our own.

Since we can only do so much to control the tide of the pandemic and return to a new state of normal, I wanted to reflect on some of the upsides to virtual business school that I’ve experienced during term A.

1. More hours in the day.

October 15, 2020 - 9:44pm

50:50, 70:30, 90:10. No matter how you slice and dice it, a major component to MBA programs is balancing classwork and career search. The optimal split time between the two? That’s a matter of opinion. However, as I’ve learned, part of the first month of your MBA experience is evaluating how you will handle this great balancing act.

August 25, 2020 - 3:43pm

This summer, Maryland Smith is catching up with MBA students working as interns at top companies throughout the country. Watch the students talk about how their internship experiences are helping them build their skills and make professional connections in The Smith Report, a short podcast produced by the Office of Marketing Communications.

In this edition, first-year MBA Rachel Loya lets us in on what it's like to work as an MBA Intern at Liberty Mutual.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/lB4dSmdcrjQ

August 19, 2020 - 10:11am

This summer, Maryland Smith is catching up with MBA students working as interns at top companies throughout the country.Watch the students talk about how their internship experiences are helping them build their skills and make professional connections in The Smith Report, a short podcast produced by the Office of Marketing Communications.

In this edition, first-year MBA Ian Duncan lets us in on what it's like to work as an MBA Intern for the National Park Service in South Dakota.

August 13, 2020 - 2:13pm

This summer, Maryland Smith is catching up with MBA students working as interns at top companies throughout the country. Watch the students talk about how their internship experiences are helping them build their skills and make professional connections in The Smith Report, a short podcast produced by the Office of Marketing Communications.

In this edition, first-year MBA Audrina Chang lets us in on what it's like to work as an MBA Intern at Johnson & Johnson's Janssen Pharmaceutical Division.

August 5, 2020 - 4:00pm

This summer, Maryland Smith is catching up with MBA students working as interns at top companies throughout the country. Watch the students talk about how their internship experiences are helping them build their skills and make professional connections in The Smith Report, a short podcast produced by the Office of Marketing Communications.

In this edition, first-year MBA Jared Turetsky lets us in on what it's like to work as an MBA Intern at Pepsi.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/21p7c1skuNg

August 5, 2020 - 3:56pm

This summer, Maryland Smith is catching up with MBA students working as interns at top companies throughout the country. Watch the students talk about how their internship experiences are helping them build their skills and make professional connections in The Smith Report, a short podcast produced by the Office of Marketing Communications.

In this edition, first-year MBA Maria Herold lets us in on what it's like to work as an MBA Intern at M&T Bank.

Watch here: https://youtu.be/jqgQYPQjuz8

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